Today was a different day than most for Rhea
. Naturally to occupy her free time she would often go out into the human world and visit a karaoke bar. Other times she would simply read, or even hone her own skills to become stronger. Rarely did she take the time to simply relax. But today she was not going to do any of those. In fact, today was a day she considered quite important to her plans of eventually becoming Colin's second in command. She knew Colin would not allow just any espada to take the position, even if they boasted great power not so far beneath his own. No, he would want someone he could at least hold some amount of trust in, someone effective and deserving of the title. This was the exact reason as to why Rhea was on her way to talk to him. This talk would not be about mission's or anything formal, but rather a simple casual talk. She figured the best way to get his trust was to get to know him.
As she continued to walk through the many great halls of Las Noches she began to let her mind wonder. When she achieved her goal of becoming second in command and had mastered her segunda etapa, what would she strive for next? Ultimately, her power would be great and the things she could do were potentially limitless. But at the same time, why should she strive for anything further than that? At that power, very few being's posed a threat to her. She stopped, shook her head and began walking again, instantly disliking where that line of thought was going. She would not allow herself to ever become complacent even when in a position of such high power. Colin would never allow such a thing to happen either. She decided to store the possibilities to one side as nothing more than food for thought. Her eyes took in the rather plain walls finding that most of Las Noches was new to her. Like most other espada, she was not fond on greeting nor conversing with any of them. Each espada often kept to their own doings and she was fine with that and out of respect she did not intrude. Though, if she was to become the second in command, getting to know each espada was crucial. That way spotting possible betrayers, defectors, or even those who were no longer befit of their position would became a whole lot easier.
She knew Colin was never really in his throne room unless he was conducting a meeting with all of them and that in itself was a rare occurrence. She scanned the entire vicinity of Las Noches with her pesquisa, pinning Colin's location to what was most likely his main office. She took a left when faced with the choice as it would get her to his office faster. She could feel the palms of her hand beginning to sweat slightly which was annoying. She had no idea why she was this nervous despite being so far away from his office. If anything, they were simply going to talk, what dangers did that pose? Well, considering it was Colin quite a lot. She growled at herself for being so weak willed when it came to speaking to the man. It was something she would need to get over quickly otherwise she could kiss her dreams of becoming second in command goodbye forever.
As she neared his office her eyes picked up on another being standing dutifully at the hall that lead directly to Colin's office. She noticed several things right off the bat. He wore a collar which Rhea had to admit looked pretty nice; a tattoo of a Griffin was branded on his neck. She did not have to guess who his master was, only Colin would do something like that. She would have smirked at that but she knew better. She also noticed that his uniform was pristine and he held himself as one would expect, there was no slacking to his posture. So this must be the butler? She had heard that Colin did have a butler but she had never seen him before. But then again, that was to be expected seeing as she had never ventured this far from her underwater palace. She came to a stop five feet from him and waited for him to speak. She could not really ignore the way he quickly glanced down at her, as if to say 'I'm better than you'. Arrogant bastard. However, that glance quickly turned into one of politeness and respect, odd behavior if Rhea had anything to say about it.
"What business do you have with Master Incubus, madam?"
Rhea was taken aback, she had expected him to sound completely arrogant, hell, was half expecting to refer to her as whelp but nope, quite the opposite. "I wish to speak with our lord, if its not to much of a bother right now." She knew Colin was a busy individual and if he was, she would simply come back some other time. She had no intention of interrupting his busy schedule. The butler seemed to consider for a moment before arriving at an answer.
"Not at all madam, if you would please follow me." and with that he pivoted and began walking down the hall. Rhea was quick to follow in step and walked beside him. Had she off been an espada of lower ranking she would have walked behind him. "I beg your pardon madam, but I do not know you name.." he said as he casted a sidewards glance towards Rhea. Rhea started, a little surprised at how rude she had been. Naturally it was custom to provide your name and she had completely ignored that. "My name is Rhea Nyx, your own?". At first he nodded in acknowledgment of her name but then seemed to be taken back by the fact she wanted to know his name. That she could understand, after all, how many people bothered themselves with learning the name of a butler that was not there own. "My name is Ellar, it is a pleasure to make your acquaintance Madam Nyx."
She was beginning to like this butler more and more though she decided not to voice it. She did not want to scare him off or make him feel uncomfortable. Though that being said, she returned the greeting in full, "Likewise, Ellar." The remainder of the journey was filled with comfortable silence and eventually they approached the rather majestic doors that gave entrance to Colin's office. Ellar stopped and turned to face her, Rhea stopped, waiting for him to speak. "Please wait here while I inform Master Incubus of your arrival." She nodded in conformation and merely waited. She watched Ellar as he knocked three times on the majestic door. "Master Incubus, Madam Nyx is here to see you."